WE’VE GOT THE POWER!

TriceEdney --- It’s been said that if a lie is told loudly and often enough, it will stand as the truth.  Just as many people believe that no lie can stand the test of...

ON THE BRINK?

TriceEdney — Among other non-academic activities in our contemporary society, all public school children are introduced to vital, emergency life saving drills.  Fire drills, lock-down drills, shelter-in-place drills and tornado drills are all common...

Running on Crazy

If Tunisia kicked down the door of the Arab imagination by showing it was possible to topple a dictator, Egypt drew a blueprint of non-violence for the house of revolution that detailed how to...

King Out of Context Just Fix It!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was anything but an “arrogant twit.” Yet Dr. Maya Angelou called it entirely correctly when she said that one of the quotes engraved on the side of the new...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

On the streets of Baltimore – and in the halls of Congress – the struggle to rebuild our economy continues, as it must. No other goal touches so many lives. Americans desperately want to work...

In the Name of Environmental Justice, Erin Brockovich has met her Match

Sheila Holt-Orsted, 51, of Fairfax, Va., has been a lifelong advocate for children with disabilities, providing recreational therapy and support for special needs youth. She is a modern-day Horae—as in the Greek guardian goddess...

Tompkins Named President/CEO of Black Press Association

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Highly-respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been name president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of more than 200 Black-owned publications. NNPA...

This Is Why I Partnered with Airbnb to Engage Communities of Color

The history of housing in America is a history of discrimination. Even as people of color have made strides in countless other areas of American life, home ownership—and the intergenerational wealth that comes along...

Love Him or Hate Him, Donald Trump Has Transformed Politics Forever

As my readers know, I don’t pay much attention to polls. I think they are a total waste of time and have proven to be extremely inaccurate over the past few years. According to polls,...

The Coalition Speaks: A Tribute to the AFRO

As the AFRO-American Newspaper celebrates its 125th birthday, it is time for the public to say, “Thank you to the nation’s number one African American Newspaper.” A society advances through its modes of communication as history...

The Healing Must Start Now

As a ranking member of the Maryland House of Delegate and chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, I cannot remain silent, I must stand up against these senseless killings that have taken place around...

Saudi Arabia’s Race Problem

My first visit to the Middle East was a spiritual and social learning experience.  It highlighted the differences in our cultures as well as the commonality of the human experience. I cried viewing the...

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